New Arrivals · Crafts

September 24, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cattastic crafts : DIY projects for cats and cat people

September 23, 2016
Ishikawa, Mariko, author.
Salem, MA : Zakka Workshop, 2016.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Japanese language by Boutique-Sha, Tokyo, Japan."--Title page verso.

The happy bicycle : make 15 stylish bike accessories with Hemma Design

September 21, 2016
McGee, Kathy, 1965-
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2014]
128 pages ; 24 cm + 2 folded sheets of patterns (66cm x 46cm folded to 16.5cm x 23cm)
Farmer's market ride -- Olga bicycle tote -- Lydia bicycle seat cover -- Ulla bicycle bells -- Flower, ladybug, bumblebee -- Workday ride -- Frida handlebar lunch bag -- Jordis crossbar clutch -- Hilde rainy-day helmet cover -- Shady path ride -- Hanna bicycle rack picnic basket -- Petra handle streamers -- Berit bicycle skirt guard -- Weekend out-and-about ride -- Trude quilted seat bag -- Greta handlebar basket -- Birgitta bell-bottom jeans cincher -- Chilly day ride -- Astrid hand-knit helmet cover -- Gudrun hand-knit handle cozies -- Magdelena quilted panniers.
A collection of 15 bicycle accessories that are functional and fun. Irresistibly charming, this book offers full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for helmet covers, totes, embellished bells, baskets, and more.

Crochet taxidermy : 30 quirky animal projects, from mouse to moose

September 12, 2016
Hart, Taylor, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2016]
207 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Hello there! -- Starting with the basics -- All about the yarn -- Special taxidermy techniques -- Mounting your critter's head -- Woodland creatures -- Shy deer -- Sly fox -- Rowdy raccoon -- Monumental moose -- Brown bear -- Little stinker -- Meek mouse -- Mallard duck -- Little hooter -- Farm friends -- Pinky pig -- Baaaad sheep -- How now, brown cow -- Dairy cow -- Farm duck -- Chicken and rooster -- Zoo buddies -- Cranky croc -- Flora flamingo -- Krazy koala -- A pair of bears: panda and polar -- Timid toucan -- Safari friends -- Ellie the elephant -- Graceful giraffe -- Hipster hippo -- Renegade rhino -- Lazy lion -- Zippy zebra -- Under-the-sea creatures -- Colossal squid -- Cute cuttlefish -- Sleepy octopus -- Jiggly jellyfish -- Appendix -- The stitches and abbreviations -- Supplies and materials -- Yarn weight system chart -- Metric conversions.

Ugly Christmas sweater party : Christmas crafts, recipes, activities

September 9, 2016
Shay, Brandy, author.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Put on your ugly holiday sweater and get ready to PARTY! Whether you&#x;re planning your own wacky celebration or contributing to someone else&#x;s festive affair, here are the most deliciously ugly (in a good way!) ideas for making Christmas merry. Dress up in a crazy Poinsettia Poncho. Serve easy-to-prepare eats and drinks like Strawberry Santa Hats and Jingle Bells Sangria. Play a game of Candy Cane Pickup. You&#x;re ready to go: just set the date!

100 little christmas gifts to make.

September 7, 2016
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press Limited, 2016.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Stitching know-how -- Papercraft know-how -- Knitting know-how -- Jewellry know-how -- Crochet know-how -- Sugarcraft know-how -- Polymer clay know-how.

Handmade Christmas : over 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for the festive season

September 7, 2016
Hardy, Emma, author.
London : CICO Books, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Decorations. Advent calendar ; For kids: gingerbread house ; Christmas stockings ; For kids: paper snowflakes ; Tin candle holder ; Hanging tassels ; Marzipan Christmas figures ; Jumping jacks ; For kids: pompom decoration ; Tealight houses ; Tin bird clips ; Snowflake garland ; Christmas crackers ; Stained glass cookies ; Christmas coronets -- Cards & giftwrap. Glittery bird card ; Christmas stocking cards ; Robin's nest card : Rubber-stamped cards ; For kids: felt motif cards ; Embroidery gift tags ; Goody bags and labels ; Patchwork wrap & card ; For kids: potato print giftwrap ; Gift boxes ;Button & paper flowers -- Gifts. Lebkuchen ; For kids: snow globes ; Paper-cut woodland scene ; Meringue snowflakes ; Button bites ; Floral booties ; Bauble cookies ; Polar bear hot water bottle ; Reindeer pillow ; Chocolate money ; Gingerbread doorstop -- Techniques -- Templates -- Resources.
"The holiday season is the perfect time for crafting, and with the handmade touch, your decorations and gifts will be truly unique. From making stylish gifts for your loved ones to decorating the table on Christmas day, all the inspiration you need is here. Projects and ideas to suit all tastes, ages, and styles, from the chic and sophisticated to fun and colorful."--Page 4 of cover.

Mini makers : crafty makes to create with your kids

September 6, 2016
Minter, Laura, author.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Kids' craft kit -- Crafting safely with children -- Rainy-day games -- Printing and stamping -- Build a cardboard world -- Painting and drawing -- Time to get crafty -- Rock 'n' roll up your sleeves -- Cooking and baking -- Teddy bears' picnic -- Putting on a show -- Sewing and stitching -- Little stitchers -- Cutting and sticking -- Dressing up.
You don't need to be an expert crafter to make things with children. Minter and Williams provide ideas that will have you painting, cutting, sewing and baking. You'll be creating imaginative play while developing fine motor control and promoting life skills.

Knit a square, create a cuddly creature : from flat to fabulous : a step-by-step guide

September 1, 2016
Epstein, Nicky, author.
New York : Nicky Epstein Books, an imprint of Sixth&Spring Books, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Wise owls, feisty fighting fish, and delightful turtles are just a few of the 25 cute critters that knitters will enjoy constructing from this collection of addictive projects

A very merry paper Christmas : 25 creative ornaments & decorations

August 30, 2016
New York : Lark, [2016]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Wrapped with joy: gift toppers and greeting cards -- Gathering around the table: decor for mantelpieces & tables -- Welcome to our home: wreaths & garlands -- Peeking under the tree: ornaments & tree decorations -- Templates.

Screen-free crafts kids will love : hands-on projects that promote learning

August 25, 2016
Lilly, Lynn, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Project gallery -- Toys and games -- Party time -- Holidays -- Art decor -- In the kitchen -- Pets -- Acknowledgments -- Meet our creative team.
"Does your child spend too much time in front of a screen? Help them discover the excitement of hands-on learning with Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love. Packed with DIY projects like a personalized race track chore tracker, a high-flying homemade 3D kite and handmade musical instruments, the activities in this book will encourage your child to explore the world beyond the screen."--Back cover.

Be mine : 25 paper projects to share the love

August 18, 2016
Shim, Sally J., author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
112 pages ; 16 x 16 cm
"This paper-crafting book presents 25 projects including handmade cards and party favors that can be gifted and enjoyed any time of year"-- Provided by publisher.

Creative strength training : prompts, exercises and personal stories for encouraging artistic genius

August 8, 2016
Dunnewold, Jane, 1954- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2016]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
zS6792y--Back cover.
Includes index.
zArtists and athletes alike benefit from strength training. Building creative stamina takes encouragement, mentoring, and regular practice. In Creative Strength Training, you’ll discover powerful strategies that combine writing and hands-on art-making to overcome creative stumbling blocks, develop a unique voice and make creating art a regular habit.y--provided by

Rubber band engineer : build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerrilla gadgets from household hardware

August 4, 2016
Akiyama, Lance, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Handheld shooters. Many-thing shooter ; PVC slingshot rifle ; Crossbow ; Bow and arrow -- Mini siege engines. Pyramid catapult ; Enhanced mousetrap catapult ; Floating arm trebuchet ; Da Vinci catapult -- Hydraulic + pneumatic power. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems: the basics ; Pneumatic magic box ; Extending grabber ; Robot arm ; Hydraulic fighting robots -- Flight. Improvised darts ; Slingshot rocket ; Rubber band helicopter -- Other gadgets + contraptions. Paper plane launcher ; Wire loop game ; Propeller-powered car.
"Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through." --

Half yard kids : sew 20 colourful toys and accessories from left-over pieces of fabric

July 29, 2016
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Well, Kent : Search Press Limited, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Useful things -- Before you start -- The projects -- Templates and Index.
"The latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore has arrived -- and it's her most fun yet! Packed with 20 colorful, inventive projects, it contains something for children of all ages. It contains a crafty fold-away easel for the young artist, a magnetic fishing game for the intrepid naturalist, and a colorful backpack for the young explorer. Why not make some spooky Halloween bunting to get ready for trick-or-treating, make a pirate cuddle pillow to decorate a swashbuckling bedroom, or just make up some funky monkey skittles for a game or two? Featuring Debbie's unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers,"

Bead it, iron it, love it! : over 300 great motifs for fuse beads

July 27, 2016
Holsting, Kaisa, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
Tools, materials, & techniques -- The patterns -- The projects -- Create your own designs.
"Discover how easy it is to create unique, eye-popping accessories and jewelry out of fuse beads. This creative how-to book shows you how to transform simple beads into charming jewelry and home accessories using simple beading and melting techniques."

Crafting with nature : grow or gather your own supplies for simple handmade crafts, gifts & recipes

July 27, 2016
Renea, Amy, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2016.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Each chapter starts with a common plant and a beginner-friendly guide to growing or gathering it, then dives into ideas for what you can make with it.

Creative cut cards : 35 greeting cards for every occasion.

July 27, 2016
114 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Celebrations -- Special days -- Blank cards.
Create 35 beautiful hand-cut cards as special as the messages within them. In this book, a trace-and-cut technique is used to create elegant designs that can be enhanced with embellishments, color, pattern and texture. Ideal projects for year-round occasions.

Fabulous felt : 30 easy-to-sew accessories and decorations

July 27, 2016
Lapierre, Corinne, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Materials & equipment -- Techniques -- Embroidery stitches -- Projects -- Templates.
30 fabulous felt accessories and decorations for yourself, your home and your loved ones. These modern Scandi-style designs are easy to make and have a timeless simplicity thar will enhance any home or celebration.

A very vintage Christmas : holiday collecting, decorating, and celebrating

July 25, 2016
Richter, Bob, 1970- author.
xiii, 209 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Christmas decorating history -- Finding vintage Christmas -- Ornaments -- Lights -- Outdoor décor -- Putting it all together -- No tree? No problem -- Give a vintage gift -- Cards, wrapping, tags, and other ephemera -- Entertaining the vintage way -- Storing and preserving your vintage holiday finds -- A list of the top US flea markets at which to find vintage Christmas items.

Sensational soutache jewelry making : braided jewelry techniques for 15 statement pieces

July 25, 2016
Papp, Csilla, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Interweave, [2016]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"T5933"--Back cover.
"In Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making, you'll learn the basic techniques of soutache embroidery, and then get creative with 15 easy-to-follow projects for bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces. Get inspired by author Csilla Papp's ideas, then use your imagination to put your own twists on projects like the simple but stunning Zima Earrings and Baroque Bracelet, or a challenging statement piece like the India Choker. Color and stone choice combine with elaborate braids to make these pieces distinctly yours."--provided from

Take a ball of string : 16 beautiful projects for your home

July 25, 2016
Schlee, Jemima, author.
127 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The kitchen -- The office -- The porch -- The bathroom.
Everyone has at least one long-forgotten ball of string lurking at the back of a drawer. Take a Ball of String shows us how to transform this everyday mundane item into an array of exciting makes. The pleasingly tactile nature of string makes it perfect for creating some crafty treasures. From rustic garden twine to soft cotton braid, these eye-catching projects will inspire you to get knitting, crocheting, coiling and knotting. The 16 projects fall into four main sections: Kitchen, Bathroom, Porch and Study. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

My handmade wedding

July 25, 2016
Mercer, Marrianne, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press Limited, 2016.
127 pages : color illustrations, 26 cm
Includes index.
Planning your wedding -- The stationery -- The wedding party -- The ceremony -- The reception -- After the honeymoon -- Templates.
Ideal for creative, budget-savvy brides and grooms to be, this practical, friendly guide will help couples plan and personalize their big day. It begins with a chapter on organization: assessing your needs and your budget, selecting a theme and a style and working out what to do when. It then covers every element you might want to consider making, buying or renting, providing money-saving tips throughout.

Duct tape bags : 40 projects for totes, clutches, messenger bags, and bowlers

July 11, 2016
Morgan, Richela Fabian.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2016]
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Make : easy 1+2+3 projects

July 11, 2016
San Francisco, California : Maker Media, Inc., 2015.
149 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Toys and games -- Arts and crafts -- Science and electronics -- Home and outdoors.
69 simple, kid-friendly, fully-illustrated hands-on projects from the pages of Make: magazine.

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